The Junior League of Pasadena, or JLP, (not to be confused with JPL) is inviting women from the Pasadena area and beyond who are interested in learning more about its 85 years of leadership and service in the community. Prospective members are invited to the League’s headquarters on September 8 to hear about its mission: to develop the potential of women, improve communities and promote voluntarism. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet with members and hear about the group’s service projects and get a sense of why the JLP was named Nonprofit of the Year by the Pasadena Star-News’ Rose Magazine in 2010.
The JLP is credited with originating many local projects that have created a lasting mark on the city, such as the creation of a family education and services center at Madison Elementary School, the founding of Kidspace Children’s Museum, and creation of the docent program at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
This year, the JLP is moving to a partnership model of volunteerism. It is eaming up with the Pasadena Unified School District’s public art program, the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Community Assistance for Seniors (CAPS), and the Mother’s Club of Pasadena.
In addition to a hands-on experience in contributing to community causes, JLP members receive training in leadership and advocacy skills, management, marketing and communication skills. The League offers members on-the-job experience organizing community programs, fundraising events and taking on leadership positions.
The remaining open house date is: Thursday, September 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be held at the League’s headquarters, 149 S. Madison Ave., Pasadena. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 626.796.0244 or from their website.